Drama / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Combine the elements of drama in devised and scripted drama to explore and develop issues, ideas and themes (ACADRM040)

Elaborations
  • investigating and researching starting points for drama, for example, using analysis of performance styles or evaluating their peers’ responses to questions about an issue or image
  • working with different combinations of the elements of drama to create and sustain dramatic situations and show contrast
  • experimenting with linear and non-linear narrative to focus dramatic action and tension
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Themes (Texts),  Devised drama

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